Harrison Ford is a real Hollywood hero! Harrison Ford is a real Hollywood hero!

Which LGBTQ star did actor Harrison Ford stand up for?

We are huge fans of Award-Winning star Harrison Ford. Without a question, he chooses his roles wisely. Legendary Hollywood movie star with millions of blockbusters in his incredibly consistent career "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Air Force One," and "The Fugitive" just to name a few awesome big hits that are part of cinema history. Keep reading as we reveal why Ford became a hero who helped LGBTQ trailblazer Anne Heche land a movie role after being discriminated by the movie industry!

  • Harrison Ford is at the top of the list of highest-grossing American box office stars of all time. Here in the U.S. domestic box office grosses of his movies total over $5.1 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9.3 billion!
  • Anne Heche is an American actress, who had a mainstream prominence in the late 1990s with the movie hits “Donnie Brasco,” “Volcano,” “Six Days, Seven Nights,” and “Return to Paradise.”
  • The 51-year-old actress and the comedian Ellen DeGeneres had a romantic relationship from 1997 until 2000. They were Hollywood's only publically acknowledged LGBT couple. 
  • Heche and Ford co-starred together in the romantic comedy "Six Days, Seven Nights" in 1998. The movie was a box office success that earned $164.8 million.

Anne Heche reveals now, more than 20 years later that she nearly missed out on her role in the blockbuster "Six Days, Seven Nights".

The 51-year-old who recently participated in “Dancing With the Stars” recalled how the studios told her that she didn't get to star in the movie because of her romantic relationship with talk show TV star Ellen DeGeneres.


Heche and DeGeneres were a couple for three-and-a-half years in the late 90s when LGBT relationships were stigmatized and not that common in those days.

Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche at the "Volcano" movie premiere.

Hollywood studios called her after she appeared holding hands with Ellen in the “Volcano” premiere, a film she co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones. Anne was told to leave the ceremony and that she had lost out on the starring role in “Six Days, Seven Nights.”

Harrison Ford helped Anne Heche to star “Six Days, Seven Nights"

Thanks to Harrison Ford the situation changed. “I would not have gotten that movie!” the actress revealed. Ford said, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn who you're sleeping with. We're gonna make the best romantic comedy there is and I'll see you on the set".

Anne Heche reveals that Harrison Ford stand up for her!

The “Donnie Brasco” star said that she admires Ford. He stepped in and he fought a battle on her behalf and advocated as her ally with the film studio. Anne considers Harrison a true hero and an extraordinary human being!

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